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Bibb County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 9, 1852
Population: 
155,216
Total Area: 
250.0 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 4708
Macon, GA 31208
Phone Number: 
(478) 621-6345
Fax Number: 
(478) 621-6329
Email Address: 

Bibb County, created in 1822, built up to support Macon, a town which had sprung up across the Ocmulgee River from the frontier post known as Fort Hawkins. Houston, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties gave up territory to create Bibb, which takes its name from a distin­guished Georgian, Dr. William Wyatt Bibb. He was Alabama's first elected Governor. Macon bears the name of a North Carolinian, Nathaniel Macon.